Ito in November 2015
April 8, 1976 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Dragon Show
|Billed height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Billed weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
|Trained by||BJW Dojo|
|Debut||April 29, 1999|
Big Japan Pro Wrestling (1999-present)
Ito, whose gimmick is reminiscent of the Mortal Kombat icon Liu Kang, has been known for competing in many deathmatches over the span of his career, including a Cage match variation which saw him defeat Kintaro Kanemura. Ito is perhaps most famous for participating in an infamous "Lightube Lightsaber match" in which he fought and defeated Abdullah Kobayashi. The match has since become a hit video among hardcore wrestling fans on the website YouTube.
In 2008, Ito competed at IWA East Coast's Masters of Pain, where he lost to Thumbtack Jack in the finals after defeating Drake Younger and Danny Havoc. He also wrestled in Chikara at The Global Gauntlet the same year.
In addition to his gruesome matches, Ito has accumulated several championships over his career while working for both Big Japan Pro Wrestling and Dramatic Dream Team and has also feuded with both Shadow WX and Men's Teioh over his titles, making him a main eventer within both promotions.
Ito appears as himself in the video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood, and also appears as himself alongside Daisuke Sekimoto, Abdullah Kobayashi, Takashi Sasaki and Jaki Numazawa in the 2006 movie Dirty Sanchez: The Movie. Ito and the other wrestlers perform wrestling moves on the three main cast members.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- 450° splash
- Axe or scissors kick, sometime with light tubes on the opponent's back
- Dragon Kick (Shining wizard)
- Multiple suplex variations
- "The Death Match Dragon"
Championships and accomplishments
- BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
- BJW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with BADBOY Hido
- WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Daisaku Shimoda
- Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Kankuro Guy and Tiger Ten (1), and Daisuke Sekimoto and Jaki Numazawa (1)
- Triangle of Ultraviolence (2011)
- Japan Indie Awards
- Best Bout Award (2016) vs. Kankuro Hoshino on July 24
- WrestlingZone.ru : Ryuji Ito (Russian)
- PUROLOVE.com : Ryuji Ito (German)
- IWA East Coast "Masters of Pain" Results vom 29.11.2008 mit Thumbtack Jack MOONSAULT.de (German)
- Online World of Wrestling : Chikara Pro Wrestling
- CAGEMATCH : BJW 15th Anniversary Show ~Death & Crazy That's The Way Of The BJ-World~ (German)
- CAGEMATCH : Ryuji Ito (German)
- 「年越しプロレス2016～年忘れ！五団体シャッフル・タッグトーナメント～」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. December 31, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
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